The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 27 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 58 84 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.52% 4.97% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 5.21% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 26
Median daily rate £450 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1018 1613 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.86% 95.39% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 859 658
Median daily rate £400 £386 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -2.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.89 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 72 (48.98%) Finance
2 44 (29.93%) Data Centre
3 27 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (17.69%) Banking
5 25 (17.01%) Migration
6 24 (16.33%) Unix
7 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (14.29%) SQL
9 20 (13.61%) Windows
10 17 (11.56%) Cisco
11 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
12 15 (10.20%) Firewall
13 14 (9.52%) CCNP
13 14 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (8.84%) CA
14 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
14 13 (8.84%) CheckPoint
14 13 (8.84%) Java
14 13 (8.84%) Oracle
15 12 (8.16%) Teradata
15 12 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 12 (8.16%) Network Security
16 11 (7.48%) Data Migration
16 11 (7.48%) PCI DSS
16 11 (7.48%) Splunk
16 11 (7.48%) ITIL
16 11 (7.48%) ETL
17 10 (6.80%) CCIE
17 10 (6.80%) CCNA
17 10 (6.80%) Informatica

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.40%) JBoss
1 5 (3.40%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.72%) SAS
2 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.72%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.04%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.36%) Drupal
4 2 (1.36%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.36%) PowerExchange
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.68%) Force.com
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) Firewall
2 12 (8.16%) Network Security
3 9 (6.12%) WAN
3 9 (6.12%) Wireless
4 8 (5.44%) BGP
4 8 (5.44%) EIGRP
4 8 (5.44%) LAN
4 8 (5.44%) OSPF
5 7 (4.76%) MPLS
5 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.76%) VLAN
6 6 (4.08%) ATM
6 6 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (3.40%) DMVPN
7 5 (3.40%) HSRP
7 5 (3.40%) ISDN
7 5 (3.40%) PPP
7 5 (3.40%) X.25
8 2 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Hadoop
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database
1 9 (6.12%) PowerCenter
2 8 (5.44%) Big Data
3 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.36%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.36%) GIS
4 2 (1.36%) MS Access
4 2 (1.36%) MySQL
4 2 (1.36%) SQLite
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) ERwin
2 3 (2.04%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) JUnit
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 72 (48.98%) Finance
2 26 (17.69%) Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Legal
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
6 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) CSS
1 9 (6.12%) HTML
2 6 (4.08%) Middleware
2 6 (4.08%) Web Services
3 4 (2.72%) Hibernate
3 4 (2.72%) Java EE
3 4 (2.72%) JSON
3 4 (2.72%) REST
3 4 (2.72%) Spring
3 4 (2.72%) Struts
4 3 (2.04%) .NET
5 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.36%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.36%) CSS3
5 2 (1.36%) Ember.js
5 2 (1.36%) HTML5
5 2 (1.36%) Node.js
5 2 (1.36%) React
6 1 (0.68%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.93%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.12%) PKI
3 7 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.08%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.08%) User Experience
5 5 (3.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.72%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.36%) CMDB
8 2 (1.36%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.36%) Informatics
8 2 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.68%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.33%) Unix
2 20 (13.61%) Windows
3 10 (6.80%) Linux
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.08%) Solaris
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) zOS
8 1 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.68%) HPUX
8 1 (0.68%) SUSE
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (17.01%) Migration
3 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.48%) Data Migration
4 11 (7.48%) ETL
4 11 (7.48%) ITIL
5 10 (6.80%) SIEM
6 9 (6.12%) Change Management
6 9 (6.12%) Information Security
7 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (5.44%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.44%) Data Modelling
7 8 (5.44%) ETL Development
7 8 (5.44%) Scrum
8 7 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (4.08%) Security Management
9 6 (4.08%) Service Management
9 6 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.29%) SQL
2 13 (8.84%) Java
3 7 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.76%) VBScript
4 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.40%) C#
6 3 (2.04%) VBA
7 2 (1.36%) PHP
7 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.36%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) ABAP
8 1 (0.68%) JCL
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (9.52%) CCNP
1 14 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.80%) CCIE
2 10 (6.80%) CCNA
3 7 (4.76%) CISM
3 7 (4.76%) CISSP
4 4 (2.72%) CCSA
4 4 (2.72%) CCSE
5 2 (1.36%) Degree
5 2 (1.36%) MCSE
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
6 1 (0.68%) GIAC
6 1 (0.68%) MCP
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.12%) Data Quality
4 5 (3.40%) COBIT
5 4 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.76%) RACF
2 7 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.36%) ACF2
4 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.36%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.68%) Squid
5 1 (0.68%) SRDF
5 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (3.40%) SCCM
2 4 (2.72%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.72%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.72%) QRadar
3 3 (2.04%) TADDM
3 3 (2.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.36%) SCOM
4 2 (1.36%) zSecure
5 1 (0.68%) Cacti
5 1 (0.68%) Legato
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) Cisco
2 13 (8.84%) CA
2 13 (8.84%) CheckPoint
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.84%) Oracle
3 12 (8.16%) Teradata
4 11 (7.48%) Splunk
5 10 (6.80%) Informatica
6 7 (4.76%) Intel Security
6 7 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 7 (4.76%) Symantec
6 7 (4.76%) Veritas
7 6 (4.08%) EMC
7 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.40%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.40%) Qualys
8 5 (3.40%) VMware
9 4 (2.72%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.72%) IBM
9 4 (2.72%) webMethods
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago